VETER­ANS AF­FAIRS TO RE­SUME SHAR­ING CARE QUAL­ITY DATA

USA TODAY US Edition - - NEWS - — Dono­van Slack

The Depart­ment of Veter­ans Af­fairs will re­sume shar­ing qual­ity of care data for its fa­cil­i­ties with a na­tional con­sumer data­base on Oct. 1, the agency said Tues­day.

The move comes one day af­ter USA TO­DAY re­ported that VA had stopped sub­mit­ting data July 1 to Hos­pi­tal Com­pare, a site run by Depart­ment of Health and Hu­man Ser­vices, de­spite a 2014 law man­dat­ing that the VA pro­vide even more com­pre­hen­sive sta­tis­tics so veter­ans can make in­formed choices about where to seek care.

The site al­lows com­par­isons be­tween pub­lic and pri­vate hos­pi­tals around the coun­try on a num­ber of cri­te­ria.

The VA inked a new agree­ment with HHS on Tues­day al­low­ing it to re­sume shar­ing the per­for­mance data.

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